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Origami Works Foundation

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 About Our Organization: 

Origami Works Foundation seeks to help Chicagoland's most impoverished citizens overcome barriers to earning a living. We remove obstacles to employment and make opportunities more visible. We work with community-based organizations, educational institutions, employers, and government agencies to identify opportunities to enable people to work. Then we partner with appropriate organizations, and fund and often staff and execute projects to meet our mutual goals. 

See website for more info.

 About the Positions: 

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern will have the opportunity to join in as Origami Works Foundation develops and implements a new strategic communications plan. Daily duties will include the creation and execution of routine social media tasks, as well as assisting as-needed on other Origami Works projects. This position is for anyone with an interest in communications, public relations, or style guide crafting. The ideal candidate will be self-driven and eager to learn about foundation and non-profit work.

Project Management Intern

The Project Management Intern at Origami Works Foundation is responsible for supporting the planning and management of projects, learning and using both traditional and agile methods. With guidance from one or more experienced project managers, the Project Management Intern will schedule and set agendas for project-related meetings; track completed, current and upcoming tasks in project plan; and manage project issues list. In general, the Project Management Intern will work closely with team members, partners, and vendors to ensure follow through on project tasks and deliverables. The Intern will also take notes during all team and subteam meetings; incorporate them into the project worksheet, and/or distribute the notes as needed. Along the way, the Project Management Intern will gain skills not only in project management but also in communications, effective collaboration, and problem solving. 

 Time Commitment: 

Up to 40 hours per week for 10 weeks including 5 hours per week of paid professional development

$19/hr compensation

 Location of Internship: 


40% On-site, 60% Virtual

We can be flexible based on the needs of the interns.

 Our Ideal Intern Exhibits: 

  • Appreciation for diversity and a strong desire for equity and inclusion   

  • Communication skills

  • Organizational skills

 To Apply: 

Please send an email with your resume to Ann Brownell at

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